After the number of nuisance calls my phone system was blocking, fell
to almost no calls, there has been a sudden increase in their number in
the past few days. 10 such calls yesterday blocked, all supposedly from
different spoofed numbers.
They do like to waste their time.
My wife got one the other day. He wanted to know how many blue lights
were on the router. "None. They're green" she replied. He rang off.
(actually the router _does_ have blue lights, but she must have looked
at the modem)
I have also had a few 'This is Microsoft Technical' calls from India
recently and after dispatching one (who was fairly persistent), also
had the 'This is BT Technical, your line is compromised' recorded
message with a press 1 or 2 option.
Me: But I have cable Internet, I don't use BT?
Him: Sir, did you know all Internet connections go though BT ...
After wasting the first callers time as long as possible and him
talking of 'blocking my Internet connection' if I didn't do as he
asked, his parting shot was that he was going to 'block my a$$'. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
pressing '1' can connect you to a premium rate call number.
Recently, when I was bored, talked with the man from 'Microsoft Technical
Suport'. He asked me about the key to the right of the left-hand Control.
"It's a sort of gear wheel, "gear wheel?" "Yes, rather like the one you get
for 'settings' on a tablet." "Is it a tablet, then?" "No, it's a desktop
machine, but the symbol is just like the symbol on a tablet." long pause
"Is it a Windows machine ?" "No" Mr M$oft hangs up.
from KT24 in Surrey, England
"I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle
given that the 21cn network has provision for doing POTs via VoIP you
can't be sure of that.
We designed cards for the DSLAMs that could supply xDSL and POTs using
VoIP for the POTs and they were controlled by a soft switch based on
They were to be installed in the cabinets in the streets so BT could
sell the exchange buildings.
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